grapho-, graph-, -graph, -graphy, -grapher, -graphia

(Greek: to scratch; to write, to record, to draw, to describe; that which is written or described)

As indicated at the bottom of this page, there is a significantly large number of graphic word-entry groups in this unit. Such an extensive listing is provided to show how important the grapho- element is to the English language.

The systematic description of the contents of museums.
The science or art of writing music; musical notation.
In medicine, a reference to a radiography of the spinal chord after injection of a contrast medium (often air) into the subarachnoid space.
Radiography of the spinal cord to detect possible lesions after an injection of a contrast medium into the subarachnoid space (situated beneath the middle of the three membrane arachnoids that cover the brain and spinal cord).

The arachnoid is named for its delicate, spider-web-like filaments that extend from its under surface through the cerebrospinal fluid in the subarachnoid space to the pia mater or the innermost membrane surrounding the central nervous system.

1. An instrument for determining and recording the different phases, as the intensity, velocity, etc., of a muscular contraction.
2. An instrument for recording muscular contractions.
In medicine, someone who is skilled in myography or the study of muscular contractions.
1. In medicine, a description of muscles; the descriptive science of muscles.
2. The description of muscles, including the study of muscular contraction by the aid of a registering apparatus, as by some form of myograph; myology.
A written presentation of a myth.
A writer or narrator of myths.
Of or pertaining to the representation of mythical subjects in art, literature, etc.
1. The recording of myths in writing.
2. A critical collection of myths.
3. A written representation or expression of myths.
4. The descriptive study, or artistic representation, of myths.

Related "writing" word units: glypto-; gram-; scrib-, script-.